Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart
Pam Vivian is no stranger to the importance of good nutrition when living with liver disease. It was March 2017 when her own health began to change – her stomach swelled, she began to feel generally unwell, and her weight dropped significantly. Soon after, it was confirmed she was living with Hepatitis C.
In the years since, Pam has experienced the highs and lows of liver disease. An entrepreneurial woman at heart, she had to give up running her own businesses so she could focus on taking care of herself and had to take a step back and adjust how she was used to living her life. Her nutrition had to be carefully monitored, she couldn’t do the same kind of physical activity she had been used to, and she had to learn to take charge of her own health and lifestyle. Today she continues to face challenges, but she’s proud to say she has never lost sight of managing her well-being and keeping a positive attitude.
Early in her journey, she saw a need for creating more recipes that were easy and liver-friendly – while Pam is a passionate cook and baker, she knew that those skills don’t always come naturally to most. When she was first diagnosed, Pam recalls being handed a list of foods to avoid and she couldn’t help but wonder how people who didn’t enjoy cooking managed this aspect of their liver health.
With her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for food, Pam set out to meet the need for more low sodium liver-friendly recipes that were easy and delicious, and she began working with professionals in the liver disease care and nutrition field to create a cookbook.
Three years in the making, Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart is available now for anyone looking to round out their recipe roster if they’re trying to manage cirrhosis. Pam is proud to say it is a self-published, wholly Canadian production from writing and editing, consulting, to printing, and you can purchase it now from Amazon or from Pam directly.
Our favourite thing about this cookbook is that while it was created with the liver disease community in mind, the recipes are meals that everyone in your family will love and enjoy. Pam made a point to create recipes that were simple, affordable, easy and delicious, making it a resource for your new favourite weeknight staples for your whole family.
It’s an exciting new tool we’re pleased to share from a fellow Canadian, and we hope you’ll check it out. Today, Pam has been treated for her Hep C, but she continues to manager her overall liver health and above all leads with positivity. When asked what her advice would be for others living with liver disease, she said to look after yourself, don’t underestimate how important attitude is, and to find joy in every moment. Her final words of wisdom? “The biggest thing we can have in life is to be happy.”
Want a copy of Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart? Visit our Facebook page now and enter to win a copy from January 18th to 21st, or purchase a copy here.
Canadian Liver Foundation “Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart by Pam Vivian” Book Giveaway – January 2021
THE COMPLETE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ELIGIBILITY
No purchase necessary. Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry, except employees or agents (and those with whom they are domiciled) of (collectively, “The Contest Parties”): the Canadian Liver Foundation (the “Sponsor”) and all advertising and promotion agencies retained by or associated with the Canadian Liver Foundation and the Contest Judges.
HOW TO ENTER
During the Contest Period (January 19th, 2021 at approximately 12:30 pm ET. to January 24th, 2021 at approximately 11:59 p.m. ET.) the contestant must submit an entry via the Canadian Liver Foundation’s Facebook Post. The contestant must comment on the Facebook Giveaway Post by commenting a favourite liver-friendly meal along with “liking” the Facebook page. The comment and page like constitutes the contest ballot (hereinafter the “Contest Ballot”). There is no limit of entry per contestant. The contestant can add bonus entries by tagging friends in the comments. Use of any automated system to enter the Contest is prohibited. Contestants who use an automated system to enter the Contest will be automatically disqualified from the Contest and all submitted entries shall automatically be deemed to be invalid. No Contest entry is valid unless a) it is made through the submission of a Contest Ballot; b) the entry contains all information required by Contest Ballot; c) the Contest Ballot is submitted and received during the Contest Period. All validly submitted Contest entries (the “Qualified Eligible Entries”) received during the Contest Period will be entered into a random prize draw (see below).
THE PRIZE(S) AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE
There are five (5) prizes available to be won. Subject to the terms contained herein, each prize shall consist of one (1) copy of Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart by Pam Vivian (1) valued at $24.99 CAD. Chance of winning is dependent on the total number of contest entries received. The Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or convertible to cash or credit. No substitutions will be made except at Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize or any component thereof with a prize or prize component of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, but at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a cash reward. The Prize will only be awarded to the person whose name and verifiable email address appears on the Contest Ballot.
THE PRIZE WINNER SELECTION
On January 25th, 2021 (the “Prize Draw Dates”) in Toronto, Ontario at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET. five (5) Qualified Eligible entries will be selected by random draw from among all Qualified Eligible Entries received during the Contest Period (the “Prize Selected Entrant”). The Sponsor will make three (3) attempts to contact the Prize Selected Entrants between January 25th, 2021 and February 25th, 2021 (the “Prize Notification Period”). In the event that the Sponsor is unsuccessful in contacting the Prize Selected Entrant within the Prize Notification Period, then the Prize Selected Entrant will be disqualified and an alternate eligible entrant will be randomly selected from amongst the remaining eligible entries.
Before the Prize is awarded, the Selected Entrant will be required to a. successfully answer a skill testing question; b. claim their prize, confirming compliance with the rules and acceptance of the prize as awarded and releasing the Contest Parties, including Facebook and other social media channels as applicable, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigned from any liability in connection with this Contest, the Prize Selected Entrant’s participation therein and/or awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof. If the Prize Selected Entrant: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; or (b) is not eligible participant or has not agreed to the Terms and Conditions or has not completed all the steps required in the contest rules fails to return the Contest documents within the specified time, then he/she will forfeit the Prize and an alternate eligible entrant will be randomly selected from amongst the remaining eligible entries. By entering the Contest and accepting the Prize, the selected Entrant agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photography or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including, without limitation, print, broadcast or the Internet. All entries become the property of the Sponsor, which assumes no responsibility for lost, delayed, incomplete, illegible and/or misdirected entries. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. The decisions of the Contest judges with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of entries. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Rules without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind.
NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION: ALL CONTEST ENTRANTS HEREBY EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, IN CONDUCTING THE CONTEST, NEITHER THE SPONSOR NOR THE CONTEST PARTIES MAKE ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE SUITABILITY FOR USE OF MIRACLE 10 SKINCARE WITH RESPECT TO ANY PERSON(S), INCLUDING THE PRIZE SELECTED ENTRANT OR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH PRODUCT.
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